Saturday, September 9, 2017

SULTRY NOT STEAMY

PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS - 13 DE SEPTIEMBRE

Sultry, but not steamy weather when I arrived Tuesday in Vallarta after two-and-a-half weeks away.  Skies alternate between blue with blossoms of white clouds  or scattered grey rain clouds.  The air is still moving and rainfalls are sometimes torrential.
Puerto Vallarta´s seven rivers are running fast and wide and brown and leaving dark trails in the bay. Green blades of grass are protruding between the stones on our cobbled, slanted street and the cicadas continue to buzz.   Even with temperatures in the high 80´s and humidity at 85%,  the almost daily rains keep September weather pleasant.

PLUMERIA TREE - DIAMOND HEAD, HONOLULU


After visiting family in foggy and cold San Francisco, I flew to Honolulu to spend time with my mother, who lives on Diamond Head. 

Every morning before dawn I walk up the gently sloping hill, past

stately old palms planted on grassy parks.  As I watch more than a dozen small, squawking green parents flying from tree to tree, I breathe in deeply the heady perfume of the white blossoms of plumeria trees.  Soon, I arrive at the the grey, stone wall where a round, tan, bare-chested man from Seattle named John arrives every morning at four to feed three dozen discarded cats.  

SUNRISE ON DIAMOND HEAD - COCO HEAD IN THE DISTANCE


He sits cross legged on the wall for four or five hours every day, visiting with passers by and taking turns with cats that sit on his lap wrapped in baby blankets. Wild roosters in back of him crow while homeless chickens lay eggs in the soft dirt in back of the nearby shrubbery.  Across the busy street, more chickens and roosters share cat food with grey pigeons, furtive mongoose and multi-colored cats.  I go further, passing the lighthouse to the spacious view spot at the top of the hill, for pink and golden sunrises and the sight of rows of waves and early morning surfers.



Most exciting moment was swimming at the north shore (famous for big waves in winter) off Haleiwa Alii beach.  A turtle popped its head up very close to me, gulped some air, and disappeared.  Near the Kamaaina beach at Diamond Head, a sign is posted warning of a mama seal and pup, but there were no sightings.  I had seen the female lounging undisturbed and unperturbed on the sand in front of the Outrigger Canoe Club months ago. 

At home, I saw one of our cats staring at something on one of bathroom shelves where towels are stacked.  At the very back of the lowest shelf was something small, furry and brown curled up in a corner. Moving towels out of the way, I could see it was a tiny baby possum baring small, sharp teeth. Wrapping it up in a hand towel, I took it to Sabueso´s, where Dr. Eva picked it up by its tail and confirmed it was a well-fed male.  The baby possum was taken to Rehabilitación y rescate de fauna Silvestre CALEV A.C.,where it will stay until old enough to release into the wild.  
BEBÉ EN MI BAÑO QUE FASCINABA A UNO DE MIS GATOS




STERILIZATIONS AT RECENT PEACEANIMALS CLINICS:

ROTTWEILER MACHO - CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA

PITILLAL -   AUGUST 16-19:

MALE DOGS - 15; FEMALE DOGS - 38; MALE CATS - 11; FEMALE CATS - 19

TOTAL:  82 - PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 dog with 10 fetuses and 1 cats with 4 fetuses.

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PITILLAL:  1,220 PESOS



PORVENIR, NAYARIT - AUGUST 23-26
EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS- PORVENIR

MALE DOGS - 17; FEMALE DOGS - 67; MALE CATS - 18; FEMALE CATS - 37

TOTAL:  139 - PLUS  pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 4 fetuses


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR:  1,980 PESOS

Extra costs of 4,500 pesos for out-of-town clinic was paid for by Donna Cramin of the sailing vessel, "Jersey Girl."
LINDA STEWART WITH  VISITING PET PIGLET AT CLINIC IN PORVENIR - MASCOTA VISITANDO LA CLÍNICA 


AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2 - LA FLORESTA

MALE DOGS - 15; FEMALE DOGS - 36; MALE CATS - 10; FEMALE CATS - 20

TOTAL:  81

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN LA FLORESTA:  620 PESOS
CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA


Barrio (neighborhood) Santa María is a fifteen-minute drive northeast of centro, close to the canal off of the tunnel road (el libramiento).  The clinic took place in the mobile clinic owned by and parked in front of the government offices of Asistencia Animal/Ecología.  Next to the small office building in this quiet neighborhood is a grassy park, small playground and bandstand. An attractive mercado is nearby.  
PARQUE EN BARRIO SANTA MARIA


Thursday was my first clinic visit since the first clinic day in Pitillal on August 16th.  Puddles of water were still on the cobbled streets in Santa María after Wednesday evening´s torrential rainfall.  I was there to see (Santa) Elena arrive with thirteen cats and dogs from the nearby state of Nayarit.  Elena said she would have brought more, but there was no more space in the truck.  

Early Thursday morning I took our two dogs for a walk and a romp and a swim for myself at Conchas Chinas beach.  A thin, medium size, black and white female dog joined us. Her teats indicated she had been a recent mother, and I asked the beach cleaners if the dog had an owner.  "No, she´s a beach dog."  (This is a beach that has no restaurants or food vendors).
MADRUGADA - PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS - DAWN
She had given birth two months ago to 10 puppies and they didn´t know what had happened to them.  I put a leash on the dog and she followed easily back to the car.  I left her at the clinic for spaying, where (Santa) Elena had already dropped off another fifteen cats and dogs for surgery, and said she would be back with sixteen more on Saturday.   I brought "Concha"  ("Shell") home to recover for a few days and then either find a place for her or return her where found.  SPCAPV and Acopio are full.   This dog would make a wonderful companion.  Contact me if you are interested in adopting or can foster.  gretchen@peaceanimals.org

"Concha" - PERRA VAGONDA DE  PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS - ESTERILIZADA EN LA CLÍNICA DE BARRIO SANTA MARÍA - NECESITA HOGAR.  CONTACTAME.  

Driving home after leaving Concha at the clinic, I saw dogs rooting for food at every garbage corner.  It is almost impossible to tell which dogs are homeless and which dogs have homes. 


BARRIO SANTA MARÍA - PERROS (Y GATOS)  BUSCANDO COMIDA EN LA BASURA EN TODAS PARTES DE VALLARTA
Anyone who lives here sees homeless animals every day that need help.  This is why the free spay/neuter clinics are so critical. Preventing births prevents future suffering.


(SANTA) ELENA LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA CON 13 ANIMALITOS DE NAYARIT EL JUEVES.  EN TOTAL, TRAJO 44 GATOS Y PERROS PARA ESTERILIZAR.  IN TOTAL, (SANTA) ELENA BROUGHT 44 CATS AND DOGS TO BE STERILIZED.


STERILIZATIONS IN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA - SEPTEMBER 6-9:  MALE DOGS - 14, FEMALE DOGS - 42; MALE CATS - 27; FEMALE CATS - 35    TOTAL:  118 

PLUS pregnancies terminated for 1 cat with 3 fetuses: 1 dog with 12 fetuses; 1 dog with 10 fetuses; 1 dog with 3 fetuses =
28 ANIMALS NOT BORN TO SUFFER


DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA:  1,215 PESOS
CACHORRITO - CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:


Susan Hunt $40 USD
Michael Turner $50 USD (monthly)
Michael Turner $50 USD

SAÚL - VOLUNTARIO - PORVENIR

LAILA SOS FUND:  $163.98 USD -(2,895.27 pesos)  - To LADRA/MEXPUP for the rescue and rehabilitation of five sick and starving 8-month old pups.  They are currently at the LADRA refuge and for adoption when recovered.  Check FB page of LADRA.

5 CACHORROS DE 8 MESES MURIENDO DE HAMBRE.  RESCATADOS POR MEXPUP Y LADRA.  DONACIÓNES DE 2,895.27 DE LOS FONDOS DE LAILA SOS.  ESTÁN EN EL REFUGIO DE LADRA Y PARA ADOPCIÓN CUANDO ESTÉN RECUPERADOS.

UNA DE LOS CINCO PERROS RESCATADOS



FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE ACOPIO HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES DESCRIPTIONS.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:


LINDA STEWART - ORGANIZER AND VOLUNTEER - PORVENIR, NAYARIT



RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with,extra-long straps are now available. The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and  can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo (AFTER OCTOBER 25TH)

Choco Museo - Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno - 561 Morelos

Colleción la Bohemia at Constitución and Basilio

Cork & Bottle - Los Mercados - Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie's Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante - 269 Basilio Badillo 

Macaria- Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 129, between Morelos and the malecón.   

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)
PORVENIR


DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY:  PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.  This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics:    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247  Even simpler, long on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).

Troy Valens -  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants - $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for "sharing" AmazonSmile post.

DR. POLI Y DR. JESÚS - DENTRO DEL CLÍNICA MÓVIL DEL GOBIERNO - BARRIO SANTA MARÍA


GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.orgwww.greatergood.com   To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS.FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.  


HERMOSA GATA COMO OCELOT- CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


September 12-15 - TUUESDAY-FRIDAY/MARTES HASTA MEDIO DÍA VIERNES - Col. Joyas de Pedregal -  Lienzo Charro el Herradera - calle Victor Iturbide  con esq. de Agua Marina

September 20-23 - Colonia Ramblases calle Puerto Veracruz ·168 - two blocks from Oxxo - 2 cuadras de Oxxo.  

September 27-30 - San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit - calle Jesús #73 (frente del campamento)

October 11-14  - Mezcales - location TBA



DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955

CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA

TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO - 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE - 911 -  AND ASK FOR THE "GREEN PATROL" ("PATROLLA VERDE")

  

PETS FOR LIFE  SPECIAL  ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  
     
PETS FOR LIFE, A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS),  IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  INDIVIDUALS OR ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.  
For each cat or dog over the number 30,  sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.  To sponsor a Sunday clinic, please contact: shannon@bestonproperties.com

CLÍNICA EN PORVENIR


January 8, 2017 - October 2017 -  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS PROVIDED FUNDING (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS  FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.  (As SPCAPV paid for 100% of the April clinic, the anonymous donor´s donation for 10 clinics of 30 animals each will include November).    

LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.


LLUVIA FUERTE EN PORVENIR, NAYARIT - HEAVY RAINS 


NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.

BARRIO SANTA MARÍA 


PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.
PUBLICIDAD PARA LA CLÍNICA EN PORVENIR - NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY FOR CLINIC

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
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Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.


LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN PORVENIR, NAYARIT



Please "like" PEACEAnimals on FaceBook.




LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.


PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. 
Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of clinic supplies.


LLEGANDO A LA CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.  We are almost always short on volunteers.  Please contact Leslie Caratachea via FB or infopeaceanimals@gmail.com - or just drop by.

FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties

VOLUNTARIO FRANK OHLY - CLÍNICA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA - ÁREA DE RECUPERACIÓN



WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.

                   
    

If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955 

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 



DESPUÉS DE CIRUGIÁ, LLEVANDO MASCOTAS AL ÁREA DE RECUPERACIÓN.  AFTER SURGERY, PETS CARRIED TO RECOVERY AREA.  BARRIO SANTA MARÍA
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO


PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  



Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.






PERRITOS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA EN BARRIO SANTA MARÍA


Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:























THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.



FERIA DE OKINAWA - HONOLULU, HAWAII



Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:




PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955







NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.






INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE - www.peaceanimals.org



NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.

 TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.


Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org


https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals